The mayor of the city is the local liquor control commissioner pursuant to the liquor control act and is charged with the administration of the ordinances, resolutions and rules relating to alcoholic liquor as may be enacted. The mayor may appoint a person or persons as deputy liquor commissioner(s) to assist him in the exercise of the powers and the performance of the duties provided for such local liquor control commissioner.
   A.   Local Liquor Control Commissioner; Powers, Duties And Functions: The local liquor control commissioner shall have the following powers, duties and functions with respect to local liquor licenses:
      1.   To grant and/or suspend for not more than thirty (30) days or revoke for cause, all local liquor licenses issued to persons or entities for premises within the city, and to impose fines as authorized in this chapter;
      2.   To enter or to authorize any law enforcement officer to enter, at any time, upon the premises licensed hereunder to determine whether any of the provisions of the liquor control act or city ordinance, or any rules or regulations adopted by the city or by the Illinois liquor control commission have been or are being violated, and at such time to examine the premises of the licensee in connection therewith;
      3.   To receive complaints from any citizen within the city that any provision of the liquor control act or of this chapter have been or are being violated and to act upon such complaints in the manner provided by law;
      4.   To receive local liquor license fees and pay same to the city finance director. The local liquor control commissioner also has the duty to notify the secretary of state of any convictions or dispositions of court supervision for violation of section 6-20 of the liquor control act;
      5.   To examine or cause to be examined, under oath, any applicant for a local liquor license or for a renewal thereof, or any licensee upon whom notice of revocation, suspension or fine has been served or who has been convicted of a felony, or any licensee against whom a citation proceeding has been instituted by the state of Illinois liquor control commission; to examine or cause to be examined, the books and records of any such applicant or licensee; and to hear testimony and take evidence for his information in the performance of his duties, and for such purposes to issue subpoenas which shall be effective in any part of this state;
      6.   To issue a written order suspending alcoholic liquor sales for not more than seven (7) days, giving the licensee an opportunity to be heard during that period, if the local liquor control commissioner has reason to believe that any continued sale of alcoholic liquor on a particular licensed premises poses an immediate or imminent threat to the public health, safety or welfare;
      7.   To notify the secretary of state of Illinois where a club incorporated under the general not for profit corporation act of 1986 2 or a foreign corporation functioning as a club in this state under a certificate of authority issued under that act has violated this chapter by selling or offering for sale at retail alcoholic liquors without a local liquor license pursuant to this chapter;
      8.   To keep or cause to be kept a complete record of all licenses issued by him, and furnish the clerk, finance director, and chief of police with copies thereof. Upon issuance of any new license or the revocation of an old license, the city liquor commissioner shall give written notice of such action to each of these officers within forty eight (48) hours of such action.
   B.   Appointed Deputy Liquor Commissioner; Powers, Duties And Functions: Any deputy liquor commissioner appointed by the mayor shall have all of the powers, duties and functions of the local liquor commissioner except for the power to issue licenses, revoke licenses or to suspend licenses, provided that the deputy liquor commissioner may suspend a license in an emergency pursuant to subsection 3-3-46A of this chapter. (Ord. 13-16, 4-1-2013)



1. 235 ILCS 5/4-2 et seq.
1. 805 ILCS 105/101.01 et seq., as amended.